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    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    Overall Composition and colour

    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    Learn better photographic techniques and to improve my night shooting skills

    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    Canon 550D on tirpod, at about 7pm. Setting used ISO 100, F/10 and exposure time 10s

    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    The correct composition on night shoot.

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    If you had walked to the right 1-200 m more you would have been able to seperate the jin mao and swfc.

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    i would think moving to the left would move the swfc to the left where the skyline is empty.
    also your horizon is slightly tilted... try to use the red CCTV? tower (forgot the name sorry) as a guide...

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    yes, I suppose that would work too. Personally i never walked far to the left of where that pic was taken.

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    I think this scene is getting over shot that it really needs a wow factor to make it stand out.

    - I concur with the above poster that it may be better to shoot from further down right. This would shift the Pearl of Orient to 1/3 left and expose the otherwise hidden Jin Mao and Shanghai World Financial Center. The latter 2 are landmark buildings.
    - Can either shift down or shift up. Shift up so that the Pearl of Orient does not appear to run out of space at the top. Or shift down so that you can see the reflection of the buildings in the Huangpu river.
    - I know TS wanted to take night scene but this scene would have been better during the golden hours during dusk when the sky is a darker blue and with the evening sun behind the photographer.
    - maybe a passing ferry in the foreground will add more interest
    - a wider perspective may emphasize the magnificence of the Pudong.

    BTW, The Bund is refering to the side you are on. I dunno if there is a name for the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torment View Post
    If you had walked to the right 1-200 m more you would have been able to seperate the jin mao and swfc.
    Thanks for the advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by stealthsilhouette View Post
    i would think moving to the left would move the swfc to the left where the skyline is empty.
    also your horizon is slightly tilted... try to use the red CCTV? tower (forgot the name sorry) as a guide...
    Thanks for the adivceas well.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    I think this scene is getting over shot that it really needs a wow factor to make it stand out.

    - I concur with the above poster that it may be better to shoot from further down right. This would shift the Pearl of Orient to 1/3 left and expose the otherwise hidden Jin Mao and Shanghai World Financial Center. The latter 2 are landmark buildings.
    - Can either shift down or shift up. Shift up so that the Pearl of Orient does not appear to run out of space at the top. Or shift down so that you can see the reflection of the buildings in the Huangpu river.
    - I know TS wanted to take night scene but this scene would have been better during the golden hours during dusk when the sky is a darker blue and with the evening sun behind the photographer.
    - maybe a passing ferry in the foreground will add more interest
    - a wider perspective may emphasize the magnificence of the Pudong.

    BTW, The Bund is refering to the side you are on. I dunno if there is a name for the other side.
    The sky turn dark pretty early over at Shnaghai so i think i can only choose to have the lighting scene or the blue sky without lighting on the building. As for the passing ferry due to long exposure it will cast a light trails on it. Any great adivce on the technical?

    Should try it again if i happen to visit there. Thanks for the adivce!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSLRnoob04 View Post
    The sky turn dark pretty early over at Shnaghai so i think i can only choose to have the lighting scene or the blue sky without lighting on the building. As for the passing ferry due to long exposure it will cast a light trails on it. Any great adivce on the technical?

    Should try it again if i happen to visit there. Thanks for the adivce!
    No great advice. Just comments. I didn't managed to have any decent shots of "The bund" since wherever I am there, it is either foggy, poor weather or I did not have my camera with me.

    Actually why long exposure since there is no clouds, the waves are calm, you didn't want light trails, you are not showing reflection in the water and your tight composition did not allow people to walk in front?
    Last edited by ManWearPants; 14th October 2010 at 12:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    I think this scene is getting over shot that it really needs a wow factor to make it stand out.

    - I know TS wanted to take night scene but this scene would have been better during the golden hours during dusk when the sky is a darker blue and with the evening sun behind the photographer.
    - maybe a passing ferry in the foreground will add more interest
    - a wider perspective may emphasize the magnificence of the Pudong.
    1. Agree... an easier way to get a wow is during dusk... luck plays a bit here as this will depend on the weather. The sky will never be exactly the same for any other similar photo.

    2. A passing ferry in the foreground certainly be the icing of the cake...

    3. A wider perspective gives a bigger "breathing" space for the buildings hence....as MWP put it.... emphasize the magnificence of the Pudong.
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